Let Me Live

As the summer is coming to an end and school is about to start again, I wanted to take one last adventure with a friend. What better place than Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

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I went with my friend Tommy, who just started his own blog called Let Me Live, so go check out his blog and give him some love!

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Tommy and I went to high school together, but now he is a student at Monmouth University and he is studying Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing. As a student, Tommy has his own unique style and I decided to ask him about it.

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What does “style” mean to you?

“Style is when someone has his or her own uniqueness to their outfit. Everyone has style, but everyone has different kinds of style, if you know what I mean haha. For example, I wear a lot of t-shirts but I choose to buy the ones that have graphics or writing on them because even though it is a basic t-shirt it adds my personality on the t-shirt.”

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How would you describe your personal style?

“If you know my personality, that is how you would kind of describe my style. I like cool colors and graphics, but also clean cut clothing so nothing too big or nothing too tight. I try to be comfortable as much as possible in my clothes but still look decent in my clothes because why wear something that is not comfortable?”

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What is one piece of clothing/accessory you can’t live without or has a special meaning to you?

“For some reason, I always have my backpack with me. I always seem to have something to carry, either it is a book or my laptop or even my friends’ personal things. Also, since I have an Android phone, people never have my charger so I always just put it in my backpack just in case.”

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Tommy and I had so much fun exploring the aquarium and the Waterfront in Camden.

Here are just a few of the pictures from our trip.

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It wouldn’t be a Style Student post without outfit details!

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My white and blue romper is from Old Navy.

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I decided to pair the romper with my favorite summer accessories which you have seen in posts before. My sandals are from TJ Maxx and my bag is from & Other Stories.

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Be sure to check out Let Me Live, Tommy’s blog, and read the collab post he wrote on there!

If you like these kind of collaboration posts where I ask my fellow students questions, let me know and I will be sure to do many more.

Xo

Jami

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Vacation Diaries: Missing the Beach

It has been about a month since my last post, and I am so sorry. After getting back from vacation I have been swamped with work and preparing for the upcoming school year. I did want to share one last outfit post from my week in Brigantine.

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I found this dress at a cute shop on the Ocean City boardwalk when my parents and I spent the night there, I wrote a post about our night there. This purple off the shoulder dress is perfect for day or night. I tried to keep my look casual for a day out in the town. I paired the dress with these lace up sandals I found at TJ Maxx and my Raybans. I kept my makeup simple with just some BB cream with SPF and mascara, I don’t like feeling cake faced while at the beach.

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As much as I miss the relaxing beach and hanging out by the pool, I am very excited to get back to New York City for my third year. In just one short month, I will be reunited with the big apple and you will obviously come along on all my adventures. Stay tuned!

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Xo

Jami

Life Update & OOTD

First of all, I’d like to say congrats to anyone who has graduated this spring! I just graduated myself with my associates degree last week, and will start my bachelors degree next fall. Check out my blog post talking about school here.

Today I wanted to give a little bit of an update to you guys! As you guys can see from these photos, I am not in New York City anymore. I have moved back home to New Jersey for the summer. I originally planned to stay in the city for the summer and continue working. Luckily, I was able to transfer to a store close to home.

If you didn’t know, I work for Kenneth Cole. This outfit is actually what I wore to my first day working at the new store yesterday. It was great day, and I am so excited to meet and work with a new group of great people this summer.

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My top is a Kenneth Cole button up that has slits up the front and back. I paired it with a plain pair of black leggings and a statement necklace for a pop of color.

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I also wore a pair of Kenneth Cole platforms and my favorite Ray Ban sunglasses.

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I am so excited for this summer. Expect tons of fun blog posts! If you don’t follow me on Instagram @styledstudent, I post photos all the time and you can stay updated with when new blog posts are up.

Xo

Jami

Colour Pop First Impression

You probably have heard about the makeup brand Colour Pop, every blogger and youtuber has talked about the makeup brand. They are known for their low price points, amazing color range, and great quality.

I finally decided to give this brand a try and bought a few products from their website.

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I decided to try two of the Lippie Stixs, a Sculpting Stix, an Ultra Mate Lip, and a Creme Gel Colour.

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This first Lippie Stix is in the color Hype Girl, which is a matte finish.

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The second Lippie Stix is in the color BFF, which is a glossy finish.

I have tried both of these Lippie Stixs, and for a first impression I didn’t love how they applied onto the lips. I really want to love these, especially since they are only $5 each! I am going to continue to try wearing them for longer periods of time and see how I like them. Hopefully I will have a better review of them in the future.

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Colour Pop has two Sculpting Stixs, one for contour and this one for high light, each for only $5! I decided to try the high light shade called Releve. So far I have only tried this as an inner corner highlight, but I love it! The size of the tip is perfect for the inner corner of the eye. It is a great color to brighten and open the eyes.

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Another lip product, but unlike the Lippie Stix, I absolutely love this Ultra Matte Lip in Midi. This matte lip is not drying and dries down super quick. The color does not exactly match the color shown on the website, it is a little darker, but none the less a beautiful color. For only $6, this ultra matte lip is an amazing buy!

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I wanted to try something a little different for spring and summer, so right before I checked out online, I decided to but the Creme Gel Colour in Cry Baby. For just $6, I thought this would be a fun replacement to the harsh black eyeliner I typically like to wear.

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Here are some swatches of the products on my fair skin.

From top to bottom: Cry Baby, Revere, Midi, Hype Girl, and BFF

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I ordered my makeup on a Wednesday and got my package by Monday, which is super quick shipping. I have heard others weren’t happy with Colour Pop’s shipping and customer service, but I have no bad words for the brand.

Overall, I think Colour Pop is going to become a favorite brand and I am excited to order more products from them.

Xo

Jami

The High Line

One of the perks of a photography class in New York City is visiting fun places around the city. My class recently visited the High Line, one of my favorite spots.

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If you have never heard of the High Line, it’s an old train track that was built in 1934 but stopped running in the 1980s. In 1999, the Friends of the High Line was founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond. Residents of the High Line neighborhood came together to advocate for the High Line’s preservation and reuse as public open space.

In 2002, the renovations began and in 2004 it opened to the public as a park.

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The wildlife and plants are so beautiful and you forget that just 30 feet below you are cars and tourist rushing around the city.

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My favorite thing to do while at the High Line is to people watch. While many tourist visit and enjoy the park, many New Yorkers can just relax.

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It wouldn’t be a Styled Student post without an outfit shot.

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The top I was wearing was a long striped t-shirt with splits up the sides from Zara, Forever 21 leggings, and my trusty Circus by Sam Edelman booties. I paired the look with a black jean jacket from Free People and my Kenneth Cole fringe handbag.

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The High Line is such a cool park on the west side of New York City, if you haven’t been there yet, I would recommend visiting.

Xo

Jami

Always Busy…

 

I know, I haven’t posted in a while! But I’ve been busy… I’m a full time student, I work, and I just started interning.

I have always been a hard worker, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know I have been working since I was a junior in high school. Since moving to New York City, where the price of everything is crazy expensive, I need to work to support myself. I work retail for a large designer brand in their flagship store in Soho, which keeps me busy in my free time and helps pay for things like food, school supplies, and other things. But recently I started interning for a startup called StyleKist, which I work 2 days a week.

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I want to share what it’s like to work and intern at the same time, while being in school full time.

This semester I am taking 6 classes, including: yoga, handbags, marker rendering for accessories, photography, belts, and art history. It’s a lot of work and I get assigned a lot of hands on projects. I spend a lot of time sketching and coming up with ideas for my next project or seeking inspiration.

I work 3-5 days a week, mostly on the weekends. I work on commission, so in order to make money I need to sell! It can be stressful at times, making sure customers are happy, making sure I made my personal goal as well as the store’s goal for the day, as well as dealing with crazy people. Some of those crazy people are my coworkers, but they just make my job more fun.

About a month ago, I was offered an internship with a startup company called StyleKist. My job is to come up with content, write blog posts, and help with social media. I know, it doesn’t have to do with my major but I wanted to try something and experience different aspects of the fashion industry.

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While it may be difficult to keep up with everything, I find that being organized and writing everything down helps. I know a lot of people like to use the calendar on their phones, but I think carrying an actual planner keeps me on track better.

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My suggestion to anyone thinking of working and/or interning while in college, make sure you have the time and commitment. I know plenty of people question whether I can make it work, but so far I have been able to.

Xo

Jami

Monochrome in the Spring ~ 3.27.16

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it today.

Although I don’t celebrate Easter, I just wanted to share a quick Outfit Of The Day with you that is perfect for the holiday or any spring day.

My look for today is a monochrome look featuring dark denim and this gorgeous white top I found at Express. I also found another top at Express, check out the store because everything in the store is 40% off! This white top has two long panels that flow over the lower cropped section. I love these jeans I found at Urban Outfitters, also on sale! These are the most comfortable jeans I own and adorable with the split detail at the ankle, which shows off shoes perfectly.

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I added my favorite faux leather jacket that I have owned for years from Steve Madden. The black leather added a little edge to the girly and flowy top.

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Couldn’t leave the house without some sunglasses. These sunnies were actually a gift from my cousin Hope. I love the shape of these and how big they are to block the sun.

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I am in love with these new shoes from Kenneth Cole. They are super comfortable because of the wedge and the treaded sole. The combination of crocodile embossed leather and black espadrille wedge is so different and fun.

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This look is perfect for any spring day, whether you are spending it with friends at brunch or while spending Easter with family.

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Xo

Jami

Spring Break in Mexico?!

Midterms are over and Spring Break is finally here. While some other college students may be partying on the beaches of Mexico, I’m just excited to head home for a few days. Before heading home, Abby and I decided to have one little adventure around the city.

We headed downtown near the World Trade Center and found an adorable Mexican restaurant called El Vez on Veset Street. Even though I could be in Mexico partying, I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant with mosaic benches and low hanging string lights.

The food was even better than the atmosphere! I ordered a chicken enchilada while Abby ordered a massive burrito, both of us bringing nearly half home!

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After lunch, we found this manmade park by the river.

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It wouldn’t be a Styled Student blog post without showing my outfit.

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I wanted to dress down this asymmetrical dress with a pair of Kenneth Cole white sneakers and my favorite accessory, a vest. If you have been reading since last spring, you know I love pairing vests with dressier looks to dress down the look.

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Don’t let my outfit of laugh confuse you, it was frigidly cold in New York City. I am ready for spring to permanently be here.

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I always have so much fun exploring new parts of the city and trying new restaurants. If you live in the city or have any recommendations on where to go next, let me know in the comments!

My next few posts will be about my few days back home for Spring Break. Make sure to check out my Instagram to stay updated on when I post new blogs.

Until Next Time..

Xo

Jami

Perfect Pier Day~ 3.12.16

When New York City gives you a beautiful day, you need to go out and take pictures, right?!

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Today my Abby and I went to the piers by the Hudson River to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. We found this one pier with this giant wheel that looked super cool, so we decided to check it out.

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My outfit includes a pair a comfortable black gypsy pants with a crop top from Forever 21. I added a light denim jacket and my Kenneth Cole sandals to complete the look.

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I also wore my Prada sunglasses that I rented from Ditto.com. If you want to learn more about renting, check out my previous post!

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If you haven’t noticed already, I cut my hair super short! It was a super spontaneous decision after seeing tons of celebrities and bloggers chopping their locks off. So far I am loving my short hair! Let me know your thoughts about it!

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We also found a shop that rents kayaks, so maybe that will be our next sunny day adventure.

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We had an amazing time getting outdoors and exploring the piers. Sometimes we get caught up with work or school work and don’t get out enough, so getting the fresh air was much needed.

Hope you are all enjoying this spring weather!

Xo

Jami

Beauty Favorites

Getting dressed up and looking cute doesn’t always rely on a cute outfit, sometimes makeup and hair are a huge part of the process. Today I want to share some of my beauty favorites with you all!

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My first favorite is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This is a recent purchase from Sephora. The weather has been crazy here in New York City, and my skin is suffering and becoming super dry. I like to keep this in my handbag or school bag to help with my dry hands, but this cream is also sensitive enough to use on your face. I love the fact that this is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and other harsh chemicals.

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This next favorite is a bit of a splurge, the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in the color 9 Nude in Private. I bought this as a birthday gift to myself back in October and it has been my go-to since then. The light pink color is beautiful for daily wear at school or work, or when I am out with friends. I love the creamy texture of this lipstick and how moisturized my lips feel while I am wearing it. I definitely believe this lipstick is worth the money.

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On my nails, I have been wearing Essie’s Off Tropic polish. This color is from their new Spring 2016 line. Essie describes this color as “lush grove green”. I have been painting my nails none stop with this color since buying it. It is the perfects transition from winter to spring.

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This month I decided to invest and start my morphe brush collection. I have bought cheaper brushes that weren’t as great quality before, and they either fell apart or the bristles would fall out after a few months of use. I started with the M458 Flat Contour brush, which is the perfect brush to get a chiseled contour. I loved the quality of the brush so much that I went out and bought the M333 Chisel Shader brush and M441 Pro Firm Blending Crease brush. My favorite of the 3 would have to be the M441 brush, I use it everyday to blend my eyeshadow. I can’t say how much I love these brushes and I can’t wait to try more of them in the future.

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I want to know what your favorites have been recently! Or if you have tried any of my favorites?

Xo

Jami